Several districts in Uttar Pradesh have seen an increase in dengue cases, according to an IMA official who claims the state’s health department isn’t ‘providing updated data.’
By Vaishali Pandey/ The Newster
Dengue fever is on the rise in Uttar Pradesh, as some areas reporting an increase in daily cases of the deadly illness. Since the beginning of September, dozens of people have died in the state due to the virus outbreak.
97 cases have been reported in the Prayagraj district of Uttar Pradesh, according to the district’s chief medical officer, Nanak Saran, amid a large outbreak in the state that has primarily killed youngsters.
According to the ANI report, Saran also stated “despite having recorded 97 cases in Prayagraj, the district has not reported any death due to dengue so far.”
According to news agency ANI, about nine dengue patients have been admitted to hospitals out of the 97 cases.
Cases Are Likely To Rise But Still, Health Department Is Not Providing Updated Data on Dengue
According to the senior official, the number of cases in the city, as well as the entire state tally, is expected to rise further.
A spike in cases was also observed in many other districts throughout the state. Meanwhile, Rajeev Upadhyay, President of the Indian Medical Association in Agra, described the situation as “very bad,” alleging that “the health department is not providing updated data.”
According to the ANI report, “40 to 50% of the patients are coming with dengue and viral infections, of which 60% are children.” According to official data, there are 35 dengue cases in Agra as of Tuesday, 15 of which are active.
60 children have died as a result of fever in the state’s worst-affected Firozabad, while 465 children are still hospitalized in the district’s medical college’s child ward. Six dengue cases have been reported in Gorakhpur.
D2 Strain of Viral Fever Is Far Deadlier
Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne viral infection that is most prevalent during the monsoon season. High temperature, headache, rash, muscle and joint discomfort are some of the symptoms.
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) verified on Thursday that the D2 strain of dengue fever was detected in many specimens. This strain is more deadly and frequently causes haemorrhage. It also affects platelet count.
On September 9, ICMR Director Dr. Balram Bhargava remarked, “The only prevention is to stop the breeding of mosquitos. Dengue is also a deadly disease.”